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3 Zinnen Dolomites Ski Resort, Italy

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  • Resort height: 1175m - 1310m
  • Highest lift: 2200m ( 860m to 3342m Dolomites)
  • No. of lifts: 32 lifts (463 lifts in the Dolomites area)
  • No. of slopes: 76 (668 IN DOLOMITES)
  • Total piste: 110 km ski runs (1220KM in Dolomites)
  • Transfer times: Innsbruck - 2hrs 30min
    Venice - 3hrs

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Overview of 3 Zinnen Dolomites

If you’ve not heard of 3 Zinnen Dolomites before, it’s probably because it’s one of the region’s best kept secrets. The 5 authentic mountain towns of Sesto, San Candido Dobbiaco, Villabassa and Braies are all linked to enable easy exploring. It’s much the same for the ski area itself, over 100 km of pistes across the 5 mountains of Monte Elmo, Stiergarten, Croda Rossa, Passo Monte Croce and Val Comelico.

There’s plenty of space on the slopes and the curation is of the highest level, ensuring that conditions are always tip top. Snow is guaranteed thanks to the array of snow-cannons which can top up any natural shortfall. Finally, if you feel the need to explore further, the famous Italian ski town of Cortina is just 30 minutes away.

3 Things We Love About 3 Zinnen Dolomites

  1. Night skiing or tobogganing at Monte Baranci
  2. Ski down Italy’s steepest run, the Holzreise
  3. Access to the enormous Dolomiti Superski area, with over 1,200kms of piste!


Skiing and Boarding in 3 Zinnen Dolomites

Offering 31 cable cars and lifts accessing 115 kilometres of the most carefully groomed pistes, there is plenty of skiing in this lesser-known region of the South Tyrol. The standard of terrain is suited to the intermediate but is geared to improving skiers, especially families with children.

One of the notable USPs is the night skiing available at Monte Baranci from 7pm – 10pm on Tuesdays and Fridays. This is great fun for the whole family.

Another highlight is the skiing adventure known as the “Giro delle Cime” – a one-day circular exploration of the area taking in Monte Elmo, Croda Rossa, Passo Monte Croce, Orto del Toro and back to the starting point at Versciaco.

Lift Passes in 3 Zinnen Dolomites

If you’re staying inside the 3 Zinnen region, then a Skipass 3 Zinnen will be all you’ll need to access ALL the skiable terrain in the area. What’s more, and a bonus for families is that children aged 8 and under receive a free pass per each paying adult!

However, to really make the most of the region, opt for the full area, Dolomiti Superski pass. 1,200km of pistes and access to all 12 villages in the region – This makes it the biggest ski area in Europe!


Activities in 3 Zinnen Dolomites

As well as the obvious, there are a range of other fun activities in the 3 Zinnen…

  • Nightskiing at Monte Baranci
  • The Ski Pustertal Express railway to Plan de Corones, a further 200km of skiing
  • The Giro delle Cime circular ski adventure
  • Stop for lunch at the numerous huts and restaurants on the mountains
  • Visit the giant snowmen at Croda Rossa
  • Feed Italy’s only herd of Reindeer
  • Sledge down the 2.1km Baranci or 5km Rotwand toboggan trails
  • A large and varied network of winter hiking and snowshoe trails
  • Experience a ‘Free Fall Ride’ in a piste basher on one of Europe’s steepest slopes, the 72% gradient Holzreise
  • Guided ski touring

Après Ski in 3 Zinnen Dolomites

As a family ski area, 3 Zinnen isn’t big on apres ski in the traditional sense. However, mountain huts, bars, restaurants and hotels alike are buzzing with music, food and drinks after the lifts close.


Places to Eat in 3 Zinnen Dolomites

There are some notable mountain huts – known as Rifuges – to stop for lunch in 3 Zinnen…

  • Ristorante Monte Elmo – A cosy open fire, large bar, four separate dining rooms as well as the sun terrace make this self-service restaurant a popular lunch spot.
  • Rifugio Gallo Cedrone – Fantastic panoramic views of the Sesto Dolomites from this traditional, family-run restaurant on Monte Elmo.
  • Rifugio Gigante Baranci – Just off the Baranci chairlift at 1,493m, this mountain hut is a great meeting place for lunch. Self-service traditional South Tyrollean classics.
  • Jora Mountain Dining - South Tyrolean cuisine with locally sourced ingredients from Chef Markus Holzer and his team. The Thursday pasta evenings and Saturday gourmet evenings are standouts.

Family Features

3 Zinnen is tailored for family ski holidays. Everything from the slopes to the ski school to the transportation is designed to ensure you have a memorable, easy and fuss-free Italian ski holiday.

Check out the ‘Activities’ tab for all the family-based fun you can have.


Events

Latest Snow

Last Snow
12/2/2019

Lifts Open
31 out of 53

Upper Snow Depth
130cm

Lower Snow Depth
30cm

Next 9 Days
3cm

Report last updated at:
Fri 6th Dec 2019